Apply for Lead Abatement

A Building Permit is required for any renovation, repair, or painting project that involves the disturbance of lead-based paint.

Before you Start


An inspection performed by a certified Lead Risk Assessor, lead risk assessment report and Lead Abatement Work Plan must be completed before you apply for your Building Permit.

Please review the Permit Requirements below as these vary from project to project.

Ready to get started? First, make sure you are registered and activated at our Online Permit Center. For instructions, please visit our Planning & Building Video Tutorials webpage.

What to Do

  1. Step One: Building Permits
    • Submit a Building Worksheet through our Online Permit Center*
      * NOTE: You will be taken to our login page first before you can submit a Building Worksheet
    • In the Worksheet, upload your lead risk assessment report, abatement work plan, and all other documents required for your project.
  2. Step Two: Application Review

    Once we receive your application, staff will review your documents for completeness. If further information is needed, a planner will contact you at the email address provided. For the latest processing estimates, please see our Average Permit Processing Turnaround Times webpage.

Need to Know


Call (510) 238-3381 or find quick answers through our Permit & Services Questions Portal. You may also schedule an appointment with Permit Counter staff during open hours.


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